Variations: II, by Conrad Aiken

Variations: II

Green light, from the moon,
Pours over the dark blue trees,
Green light from the autumn moon
Pours on the grass..
Green light falls on the goblin fountain
Where hesitant lovers meet and pass.   They laugh in the moonlight, touching hands,
They move like leaves on the wind..
I remember an autumn night like this,
And not so long ago,
When other lovers were blown like leaves,
Before the coming of snow. - Conrad Aiken

Conrad Aiken